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  #2461333 14-Apr-2020 19:35
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ezbee:

 

Our contact tracing is way behind, and I suspect this is a biggie here.  So they get added when they are found ?
Thus silence on how ours compares to Australia's quick tracing or Singapore etc.

 

 

WHo to believe? one (Dr Skegg) say contact tracing behind one (PM) say contact tracing not behind





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  #2461337 14-Apr-2020 19:44
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ezbee:

 

Our contact tracing is way behind, and I suspect this is a biggie here.  So they get added when they are found ?
Thus silence on how ours compares to Australia's quick tracing or Singapore etc.

 

 

WHo to believe? one (Dr Skegg) say contact tracing behind one (PM) say contact tracing not behind

 

 

Why not believe the PM? She's the one in charge and the one able to command the best resources and information.

 

 





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  #2461354 14-Apr-2020 20:01
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FBI trying to steal masks from states who ordered them ...

 





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Why not believe the PM? She's the one in charge and the one able to command the best resources and information.


 


Because she's not necessarily incentivised to tell the complete unblemished truth.

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  #2461359 14-Apr-2020 20:05
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Rikkitic:

Why not believe the PM? She's the one in charge and the one able to command the best resources and information.


 



When you've got Dr Skegg saying its behind, Dr Bloomfield unable to answer the select committee this morning as to why its behind, and a politician saying it's ok?

I think I'm going with the Drs.



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  #2461364 14-Apr-2020 20:08
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  #2461366 14-Apr-2020 20:13
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Rikkitic:

 

Why not believe the PM? She's the one in charge and the one able to command the best resources and information.

 

 

Because she's not necessarily incentivised to tell the complete unblemished truth.

 

 

Dear Flying Spaghetti Monster, if this is not a loaded, conspiracy statement.





 

 

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  #2461369 14-Apr-2020 20:19
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When the New Zealand borders reopen, maybe we should require proof of measles vaccination before entry from hotspot countries, including the US. Measles is unbelievably contagious. It's the world’s most contagious virus.

New York Times: Coronavirus concerns could lead to fewer measles vaccinations.

More than 100 million children could be at risk for measles because countries around the world are suspending national immunization programs in order to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection, international public health leaders warned on Monday.

Twenty-four low- and middle-income countries, including Mexico, Nigeria and Cambodia, have paused or postponed such programs, according to the Measles and Rubella Initiative.

In the United States and other wealthier countries, parents typically make appointments to follow a routine vaccine schedule at clinics or private pediatric offices. In poorer countries, however, large numbers of infants and children are inoculated in communal settings, like marketplaces, schools, churches and mosques.

There are also concerns about potential outbreaks in North America and Europe, which do not have national inoculation programs. Because of Covid-19 fears, American pediatric practices are beginning to report significant drops in well-child visits, including those for routine vaccines.

“Even in resource-rich settings there is a danger of measles raising its ugly head in the not-too-distant future,” said Dr. Beate Kampmann, director of the Vaccine Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

In 2019, the United States reported 1,282 measles cases, its highest in more than 25 years.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/13/us/coronavirus-updates.html

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  #2461370 14-Apr-2020 20:19
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It is probably linked in this thread already; but only allowing those who have respiratory issues to get tested for COVID-19 rather than those with any of the symptoms (like not being able to smell) seems to be a bit of an issue, especially when you have new cases in clutters that should have been well contained based on the original date of report.

 

I also feel that maybe COVID spreads a bit easier than reported; or otherwise we have a lot of people who don't follow basic hygiene requirements...  Exactly how does a rest home get so many infections (and then death(s)) weeks into a lock down?

 

While I still have a job and income, I can see the economic reasons to try and get back to "normal" as soon as possible, but I strongly feel that ending the lock down on the 23rd is too early and another couple of weeks is needed to try and make sure we have actually got all the i's dotted and the t's crossed *if not two weeks, then after the long ANZAC weekend*


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  #2461379 14-Apr-2020 20:31
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tdgeek:

 

This is out of left field. Experts here say we should pretty much go back to normal now

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120984583/coronavirus-lockdown-rules-should-be-relaxed-health-experts-say

 

 

 

wholey mholey that article has been edited up the wazoo!  It originally had this whole section downplaying the potential death rates of our grandparents.  I nearly quoted it here with a few nasty words of my own added in but thought otherwise.  Wishing I had now.


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  #2461386 14-Apr-2020 20:39
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Rikkitic:

Why not believe the PM? She's the one in charge and the one able to command the best resources and information.


 


Because she's not telling us the whole truth.

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  #2461389 14-Apr-2020 20:42
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freitasm:

iamaelephant:

Because she's not necessarily incentivised to tell the complete unblemished truth.



Dear Flying Spaghetti Monster, if this is not a loaded, conspiracy statement.


Ok, how about because she's "managing" the information she communicates to us.

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  #2461390 14-Apr-2020 20:46
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Because she's not telling us the whole truth.

 

OK, the obvious question then becomes what is the whole truth? What is it that she's not telling us?

 

 





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  #2461392 14-Apr-2020 20:46
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MadEngineer: wholey mholey that article has been edited up the wazoo!  It originally had this whole section downplaying the potential death rates of our grandparents.  I nearly quoted it here with a few nasty words of my own added in but thought otherwise.  Wishing I had now.

 

 

I wondered if there were overseas mirrored copies that were closer to the original but it looks like they've been edited as well, for example the SMH version shows "Updated April 14, 2020 — 1.57pm first published at 11.01am".

 

 

Seems rather dishonest to me, I mean "Edited to correct the spelling of Mr. Krznskcklnvrkrnvics name" is one thing but "Edited to say the opposite of what it originally said" is pretty dodgy.

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  #2461393 14-Apr-2020 20:49
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neb:
MadEngineer: wholey mholey that article has been edited up the wazoo!  It originally had this whole section downplaying the potential death rates of our grandparents.  I nearly quoted it here with a few nasty words of my own added in but thought otherwise.  Wishing I had now.
I wondered if there were overseas mirrored copies that were closer to the original but it looks like they've been edited as well, for example the SMH version shows "Updated April 14, 2020 — 1.57pm first published at 11.01am".

 

Why get it right, when you can get it out first. get the clicks. And worry about it later.


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